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Calculator
Power to equalize
Reduces higher attack card
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Eon
Planning
Wild
As a main player, once challenge cards are played, call "odd" or "even". When the cards are revealed, if their total is as you predicted, your opponent's card value is now reduced by the value of your card. If you were wrong, your card is reduced by the value of his.
Super
You may use your power to equalize as an ally in a challenge.
Calculator
Power to equalize
Can reduce higher attack card
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Mayfair
Planning(Mayfair)
Wild
As a main player, once Challenge Cards are played, call "odd" or "even". When the cards are revealed, if their total is as you predicted, your opponent's card value is now reduced by the value of your card. If you were wrong, your card is reduced by the value of his. Then calculate other card effects.
Super
You need not reduce your own card when you equalize.
Calculator
Power to equalize
Reduces higher attack pod
Calculator (CEO)
CEO
Planning
Calculator
Power to equalize
Reduces higher attack card
Calculator (FFG)
FFG
Planning(FFG)(on)
Wild
As a main player, once encounter cards are selected, but before they are revealed, you may call "odd" or "even". When the cards are revealed, if both are attacks and their total is odd or even as you predicted, your opponent's card value is reduced by the value of your card. If you were wrong, your card is reduced by the value of your opponent's.
Super
You may use your power as an ally.

Calculator is a prediction-based alien. Once encounter cards are selected, it may choose to equalize the two cards. If both are revealed as attack cards, the higher card is reduced by the value of the lower card - if a 10 and a 06 are revealed, the 10 would become a 04 (10 - 6), while the 06 would remain a 06.

StrategyEdit

StrengthsWeaknesses
Can have significant effect on encounter totalsCan be outsmarted

As CalculatorEdit

Calculator's power has the greatest effect when the two attacks revealed are of similar values, such as a 12 and a 10. If the two cards have very different values, the effect is minimal. Because of this, Calculator may wish to use its power upon playing a slightly-below average card such as a 06, while perhaps not using its power upon playing a 14. The key is to guess whether the opponent's card will be higher or lower - the power can easily backfire.

Against CalculatorEdit

Just like the power itself, Calculator's opponents have to carefully predict what they think the enemy will play. Paying attention to the decisions made in previous encounters may help. It is generally safe to play very high cards such as the 40 or 30, since only equally high cards will have a significant effect when equalized against them, and of course Calculator will probably not equalize upon playing such a high card.

MatchupsEdit

Seeker can prevent Calculator from being sneaky, but it's not as strong against Calculator as against some other aliens. Calculator generally dislikes aliens with card-altering effects such as Mirror or Sorcerer, as the decision to equalize becomes even more complicated.

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EditionPower TextHistory
EonYou have the power to equalize. When you are one of the two players in a challenge, once cards are played down but before they are revealed, you may declare "equalize". If you do so and both cards are revealed as Attack cards, the value of the higher one is reduced by the value of the lower one. (Thus if a 15 and an 8 are played, the 15 becomes worth only 7, but the 8 is still worth 8.) The challenge is then concluded normally.Defenseless on a jungle world, the order of Calculators grew adroit at ensnaring their powerful but bungling competitors. Now adept at turning strength back against itself, they study the prospects of galactic empire, trusting that other grosser beings will not also grow calculating.
MayfairYou have the power to equalize. When you are a main player, once cards are played down but before they are revealed, you may declare "equalize". If you do so and both cards are revealed as Attack Cards, the value of the higher one is reduced by double the value of the lower one. (Thus if a 15 and an 8 are played, the 15 becomes worth only -1, but the 8 is still worth 8.) This calculation occurs after the effects of Kickers.Defenseless on a jungle world, the order of the Calculators grew adroit at ensnaring their powerful but bungling competitors. Now adept at turning strength back against itself, they study the prospects of galactic empire, trusting that other, grosser beings will not also grow calculating.
CEOYou have the power to equalize. When you are one of the two aliens in a challenge, once pods are launched you may declare "equalize". If you do so and both pods are revealed as Attack pods, the value of the higher pod is reduced by the value of the lower pod. . So, if a 10 and a 4 are played, the 10 becomes 10 - 4 = 6. And the 4 is still worth 4. The encounter is then concluded normally.Defenseless on a jungle world, the order of Calculators grew adroit at ensnaring their powerful but bungling competitors. Now adept at turning strength back against itself, they study the prospects of galactic empire, trusting that other grosser beings will not also grow calculating.
FFGYou have the power to Equalize. As a main player, after cards are selected but before they are revealed, you may use this power to declare an "equalize". If you do so and both cards are revealed to be attack cards, the value of the higher card is reduced by the value of the lower card. Thus if an attack 15 and an attack 8 are played, the 15 has its value reduced to 7, but the 8 keeps its value 8. The encounter is then concluded normally.Defenseless on a jungle world, the order of Calculators grew adroit at ensnaring their powerful but bungling competitors. Now adept at turning strength back against itself, they study the prospects of galactic empire, trusting that other grosser beings will not also grow calculating.

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